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Here are eight good reasons to plan:

No plan is to plan for failure! Many projects fail because of poor project plans. Here are five good reasons to make up a plan, and use it for project planning:

  1. In order to improve, you must know where you are, and where you want to go.

  2. Visualizing work tasks reduces anxiety and stress (and the more stressed you are – the less creative you become). It is when you have control that you have time to be strategic and visionary.

  3. The plan offers traceability of decisions made, describes the “project journey”, and is a basis for prioritizing when new activities arise.

  4. The plan facilitates for communication with stakeholders and interested parties, i.e. makes it possible to describe and discuss project process and results

  5. Doing the right things at the right time – that’s what project management and the project plan are about (efficiency and effectiveness).

To summarize the content in this activity, it has been about the aim of a project plan, i.e. to answer the questions: Why, How, What and When. Different building blocks of a project plan have been presented, tighter with an exercise. Finally, this section has presented several reasons to make up a project plan, and continuously plan the project.

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